Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  AP Player of the Year Denzel Valentine of Michigan State University has been selected as the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA® Division I men’s basketball. The announcement was made tonight at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship, part of Final Four Weekend in Houston, Texas.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  This is the first year Izzo has been among the nominees for the award, despite the fact that the 21st-year Michigan State coach met the hall of fame's requirements for nomination back in 2009, when he had been a full-time assistant or head coach for 25 years. So why is this the first year he's been nominated for the award? For active college basketball coaches like Izzo, it's up to schools to decide when to nominate their coaches for induction
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Believe it or not, there was a time at Michigan State when Tom Izzo was not the king of campus. Before the national championship. Before the Final Fours. Before the Big Ten titles. Before the more than 500 victories. Before all that, Izzo was just an unproven, untested coach on the hot seat. The possibility of one day entering the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame was laughable. As Izzo says these days, it was “far-fetched.”
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio received some good news on Thursday when Rivals.com four-star Park Ridge (Ill.) Maine South offensive line recruit Kevin Jarvis committed to the Spartans. “Once I visited on Tuesday, I knew that I wouldn't find another school like Michigan State," Jarvis said. "They offer so many positives and offer everything I was looking for in a school. Michigan State has just a great family feel and everyone cares about each other on and off the field. The coaches are great and it's just a great fit for me so I committed."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Neither Bryn Forbes or Denzel Valentine advanced to the finals of Thursday night's college 3-point competition. But the two longtime friends and the best shooters on Michigan State's roster did get to have a head-to-head shooting competition on ESPN. Forbes and Valentine went head-to-head in a first-round matchup, shooting simultaneously on opposite ends of the court in the annual competition, held near Houston, the site of the Final Four.
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Misc. freep.com —  the athletes – pardon me, the “student-athletes,” in honor of the thousand times that will be uttered at news conferences in Houston this weekend – because at that age you’re generally going to find more honestly and less polish. However, it should be noted that if this included everyone, Tom Izzo would top the list. He’s probably the most quotable sports figure out there right now.
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Track & Field onlyfans.cstv.com —  Sophomore Katelyn Daniels took third despite breaking a 25-year old record in the women’s discus on the second day of the Pepsi Florida Relays at the Percy Beard Track, located inside James G. Pressly Stadium, on Friday, April 1.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Herner is old — he’ll be the first to tell you: “73 1/2” and “just happy to be above ground.” And technically, he’s long-since retired from his days as a phys ed teacher and coach at Lansing Sexton High School. But he is not “just” anyone — not to MSU’s basketball program or its likely soon-to-be Hall of Fame head coach. For Tom Izzo, few over the last 33 years have been as trusted and relied upon — as a confidant and consultant, a needed contrarian and an astute basketball mind — than his “assistant video coordinator." That is not a bogus title. Yet Herner is an important man beyond his seasonally contracted position.
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Misc. freep.com —  This will have to keep to football and men’s basketball, because I’ve really only covered teams from those sports on an extensive basis. If you could count helping Ricardo Cooney with the Lansing State Journal coverage of the MSU women’s basketball team’s Final Four appearance in 2005, that team would definitely make the list. It would be top five.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo would rather be working right now in Houston, but he will chip in Monday with some national championship pregame analysis on TBS. And it’s possible he could be introduced as Hall of Famer Tom Izzo. The Michigan State coach, who just completed his 21st season, is one of 14 finalists for the 2016 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Women's Golf onlyfans.cstv.com —  Katie Sharp is in a three-way tie for first place at the Clemson Invitational after shooting a 2-under-par 70 in Saturday’s second round. MSU is tied for fourth place overall.
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Women's Rowing onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Spartan rowing team took on top-tier competition on Saturday morning, squaring off with two top-10 squads at Ohio State in the Big Ten/ACC Double Duals.
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Gymnastics onlyfans.cstv.com —  Senior Lisa Burt qualified for the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships to highlight Michigan State’s sixth-place finish at the NCAA Athens Regional meet Saturday afternoon in Athens, Georgia, hosted by the University of Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum.
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Track & Field onlyfans.cstv.com —  Sophomore Ellen DiPietro paced Michigan State track & field with a third-place leap in the high jump on the final day of the Pepsi Florida Relays at the Percy Beard Track, located inside James G. Pressly Stadium, on Saturday, April 2.
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Men's Golf onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State men’s golf remains fourth place after two-rounds at the Clemson Invitational on Saturday at the Cliffs at Keowee Falls in Sunset, S.C. The 7,103-yard, par-72 course was designed by Jack Nicklaus.
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Women's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State women’s basketball player Aerial Powers added to her postseason honors, earning Women’s Basketball Coaches Association honorable mention All-America accolades, announced by the WBCA at the Final Four on Saturday.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  “It’s tough, but you’ve got to move on,” Costello said Friday of the Spartans’ stunning loss to Middle Tennessee in the first round of the 2016 NCAA tournament. “You can’t dwell on it too much, especially being a senior. The next step of your life is what you’ve got to focus on and put all your effort into. There’s a time to mourn, but now I think everybody’s trying to move on and take care of the next step of their lives. Staying busy has helped. Portsmouth coming up, working out, getting ready for a wedding, life’s been pretty busy. And that has helped. I guess.”
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Football detroitnews.com —  When an All-American center who started 47 games heads off to the NFL, it creates quite the void in an offensive line. That’s why Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten is spending plenty of time this spring tinkering will all of his parts, coming up with the best combination, after the loss of Jack Allen. That might even mean fifth-year senior Kodi Kieler, who has started 19 games at tackle, moving to the middle.
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Football mlive.com —  Hunter Rison described the feeling of his re-commitment to Michigan State on Friday as "refreshing," explaining how the Spartans have made him feel more at home than any of the other schools competing for his services. "Michigan State set a high standard, treated me like family from day one," said Rison, a 4-star receiver prospect in the 2017 class from Ann Arbor Skyline High School. "Throughout all of the other offers, no college or schools showed the consistent love like the Spartans, and that speaks volumes, so I'm sold on this commitment."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Davis is projected to go No.12 overall to the Boston Celtics, while Valentine is projected to go No. 16 to the Utah Jazz in the first-round mock.
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